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The Education Trust - Washington, DC

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We are now accepting applications for our spring 2013 internships. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application as soon as possible.

The Education Trust internship program is for individuals who believe that all students can achieve at high levels and who want to work as part of a team committed to that goal. The program is designed for undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students who are capable of doing staff-level work under minimal supervision. Interns are treated as members of the staff and are expected to perform a wide variety of tasks.

Interns work closely with designated Education Trust staff to develop and execute projects that will advance the organization’s agenda. This allows interns to broaden their professional skills and experiences. Assigned projects are based on the intern’s qualifications and interests as well as the needs of the organization.

Internships typically include a modest stipend. The amount depends on the candidate’s education and experience. We discuss this with the applicant if and when an offer is made. Academic credit can be arranged through the intern’s sponsoring institution. All interns are expected to work in our Washington, D.C., office, unless otherwise noted.

We are currently looking to fill the following internship positions:

Communications Intern
(minimum commitment of 15-20 hours per week)

Responsibilities
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting with projects such as the following:

Monitoring media;

Tracking and evaluating media coverage of state and federal policies;

Issue-related research;

Assisting with the execution and development of new media strategy; and
Maintaining a clip database.

Qualifications and Experience

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Demonstrated interest in, and familiarity with, strategic communications, advocacy, and/or public relations.

Desire to work in a social justice-minded, advocacy environment and an interest in education policy.

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Eagerness to learn.

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Knowledge of and interest in new media (including blogs, Twitter, Facebook).

Knowledge of communications data management platforms (Vocus, Cision, Nexis) is a plus.

Application Process

To be considered for this internship, you must provide:
1. A cover letter ;
2. A resume ;
3. A writing sample (no more than five pages; sections from a longer paper are fine).
You MUST combine your cover letter, resume, and writing samples into one document and upload that single document. Our application system will not allow you to upload more than one file.

Please click here to apply for this internship.

Higher Education Data and Research Intern
(minimum commitment of 15-20 hours per week)

Responsibilities
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting with projects such as the following:

Utilize higher education datasets, including Ed Trust’s College Results Online and Access to Success databases, to analyze trends in college access, affordability, and success to create fact sheets and data shows, as well as to support analyses for Education Trust publications.

Conduct literature reviews and policy scans on issues related to our higher education priorities and create written summaries.

Provide research support for responses to public and media requests on pressing higher education issues.

Qualifications and Experience

Experience with data interpretation and analysis.

raduate student with studies focused on education policy or on administration, public policy, research, or related social science fields.

Desire to work in a social justice-minded, advocacy environment and an interest in education policy.

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Proficiency with Excel; experience with SAS or SPSS and education databases a plus.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Strong oral and written communication skills.

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